At Pelham Primary School, we aim to prepare our learners for their future by giving them the opportunities to gain knowledge and develop skills that will equip them for an ever-changing digital world. Our Computing curriculum focuses on a progression of skills in digital literacy, computer science, information technology and online safety to ensure that children become competent in safely using, as well as understanding, technology. Our intention is that Computing also supports children’s creativity and cross curricular learning to engage children and enrich their experiences in school.
At Pelham, we want pupils to:
- be responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
- have a ‘can do’ attitude when engaging with technology.
- understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation.
- analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience using a range of different resources and applications.
- apply their learning in a range of contexts.
- know how to keep themselves safe whilst using technology and on the internet and be able to minimise risk to themselves and others.
- know and follow the SMART E-Safety rules to understand how to stay safe online.
Click on the link below for an overview of the computing topics taught across each year group, throughout the year.
For a detailed description of the skills addressed in each Key Stage, click here to download the National Curriculum for Computing.